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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cilantro Lime Hummus

Hummus is one of Ryan's favorite snacks and when I sent him to the grocery store a few weeks ago, he returned with a few cans of chickpeas for just this purpose. Making hummus has become infinitely easier now that we have a food processor, but it can also be made in a blender, as we used to do. "Real" hummus has tahini in it, so I suppose this is a faker version, but it still tastes pretty good! Ryan gets all the credit for making this--he also gets (almost) all the credit for eating it :)

Cilantro Lime Hummus

-1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
-chopped red onion (just a little bit, to taste)
-1/4 bunch cilantro
-2 tbsp lime juice
-2-3 tbsp olive oil (more if you want more creaminess)
-garlic powder, to taste
-salt & pepper, to taste

1. Combine chickpeas, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and olive oil in the food processor.
2. Process until its at your desired consistency, adding olive oil as needed.
3. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
4. Serve with pita chips or cut vegetables, or use as a sandwich spread.